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H 4354 General Bill, By Harrell, Cobb-Hunter, G.M. Smith, Long, Douglas, Felder, R.L. Brown and Goldfinch
Summary: Right of patients regarding medical records
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-115-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF A PATIENT TO RECEIVE A COPY OF HIS MEDICAL RECORD OR HAVE IT TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PHYSICIAN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PATIENT MAY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE THE RECORD EITHER AS A PHOTOCOPY REPRODUCTION OR IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT STORED ON DIGITAL MEDIA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-115-80, RELATING TO FEES PHYSICIANS MAY CHARGE TO SEARCH AND DUPLICATE A MEDICAL RECORD, SO AS TO SPECIFY WHAT FEES MAY BE CHARGED FOR A PHOTOCOPY REPRODUCTION AND FOR AN ELECTRONIC REPRODUCTION, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM FEES FOR REPRODUCTIONS REQUESTED TO SATISFY A REQUIREMENT OF AN INSURER OR GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY THAT PROVIDES BENEFITS RELATED TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE PATIENT.
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12/03/13House Prefiled
12/03/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
12/04/13 Scrivener's error corrected
01/14/14House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 46)
01/14/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 46)
03/04/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.L.Brown, Goldfinch
04/02/14House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 106)
04/03/14 Scrivener's error corrected
04/10/14House Amended
04/10/14House Read second time
04/10/14House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-0
04/10/14House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day
04/11/14House Read third time and sent to Senate
04/15/14Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
04/15/14Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 12)



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